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Post Bariatric Surgery and Body Shaping

What is Post Bariatric Surgery?

Patients with a Body Mass Index of 40 and above are evaluated in the ‘Morbid Obese’ class. Since obesity is life-threatening in these individuals, it is tried to lose weight with various surgical and medical methods. Especially after ‘Sleeve Gastrectomy’, patients experience weight loss of 60-70 kilos, and after such a large volume loss, sagging occurs in every part of the body.

The surgical treatment of sagging and loosening in the body, after losing a lot of weight in any form, is called ‘Post Bariatric Surgery’. Post bariatric surgery includes operations such as belt lipectomy, arm stretching, thigh and leg stretching, and breast lift.

What is Belt Lipectomy?

The obvious sagging of the body and skin sagging after excessive weight loss lead to valuable issues. Along with the skin of the abdomen, sagging occurs in the back, hips, side and lumbar region. Surgical treatment of these saggings on the trunk is done with ‘Belt Lipectomy’. Belt lipectomy; just as by removing the excess and sagging tissues in the form of a belt that wraps around the waist, it allows the anterior face of the abdomen and the lower back to be stretched, and to give volume at the same time as the upper hip is lifted.

How is Belt Lipectomy Surgery Performed?

Belt lipectomy is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately 4 hours. First of all, excess skin and subcutaneous tissue in the waist and back are removed. If melting in the hips is obvious at this stage; By burying the tissues planned to be removed from the lumbar region under the hip, an obvious increase in volume can be achieved. In the following stage, a classical tummy tuck is performed by placing the patient on his back. Depending on the degree of skin sagging on the trunk and thighs, different variations can be added to this operation.

What is the Smoothing Process After Belt Lipectomy?

The patient should be followed up in the hospital for 3 days after the operation. In the early period, the patient can move and meet their own needs. After the operation, it is recommended that the patient use a special bandage for 3 weeks and use shaping corsets for 6 weeks. During the straightening period, eating a high protein diet obviously increases the beautification process. The scars due to the incisions wrap around the waist like a belt and remain under the underwear. With proper trace care, an appearance that will not disturb the person can be obtained.

What is Thigh Lift?

Due to excessive weight loss or loss of skin elasticity, sagging of the thigh skin to the sides and downwards may occur. In order to remove these sagging patients, ‘Thigh Lift Surgery’ is performed. Thigh lift surgeries can be combined with liposuction to thin the legs.

How is Thigh Lift Surgery Performed? How is the Beautification Process?

Thigh lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 3 hours. In this surgery, it is performed in the form of incisions on the inner surface of the thigh and along the groin line, and the removal of excess skin and subcutaneous tissue. In this way, both the potholes to the sides and the sagging downwards are eliminated. It is sufficient to follow the patient in the hospital for 2 days. It is recommended to use corsets in the form of tights for 4-6 weeks after discharge. During the smoothing process, trace care must be done absolutely.

What is Arm Lift?

Due to excessive weight loss or loss of skin elasticity, sagging of the arm skin to the sides and downwards may occur. In order to remove these sagging patients, ‘Arm Lift Surgery’ is performed. Arm lift operations can be combined with liposuction to thin the arms.

How is Arm Lift Surgery Performed? How is the Beautification Process?

Arm lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 1.5 hours. In this surgery, it is performed in the form of incisions extending along the inner face of the arm and the armpit line and the removal of excess skin and subcutaneous tissue. In this way, both the potholes to the sides and the sagging downwards are eliminated. It is sufficient to follow the patient in the hospital for 1 day. It is recommended to use armband-style corsets extending from the shoulder to the elbow for 4-6 weeks after discharge. During the smoothing process, trace care must be done absolutely.

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